Developers motivation research

M. Pith Mark.Pith at
Thu Nov 5 08:35:55 UTC 2009

Dear Ubuntu mailing list members, 

We would like to ask your cooperation in a large-scale research on motivation factors of 
Open Source software developers. The research is performed for the Amsterdam Business 
School of the University of Amsterdam. Your participation would consist of completing an 
online survey to which we have linked below. Your participation is anonymously. 

The aim of the research is to better understand the motivations developers hold for joining 
and contributing to an Open Source project. The insights gained from this research would 
help the development of theory for Information Management and could help practitioners 
understand how and when to start or join Open Source projects. Next to this, the publication 
of this research will increase the exposure of the development of Open Source software 
within the academic environment. 

Please follow the link to the online survey. Our test audience has shown that completing the 
survey will take about 15 minutes. Your time is highly appreciated by us. 

Kind regards, 
Dr. Thomas Adelaar 
Mark Pith

-This independent research is not related to Ubuntu or Canonical Ltd-

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